Sigma Kappa participated in Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis (RAMS) for our first time this year. The chapter, along with 21 other Greek organizations helped the event raise $1 million to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Institute.
|Sigma Kappa dancers performing their Cirque du
Sigma Kappa routine at Rock It finals.
RAMS involved many events, including a banner contest, Mic night, Speaker night, Jail N’ Bail, comedy night and Rock It, to raise money and awareness for the disease.
The Mic night, Speaker night and Comedy night are non-competitive events. Mic night is RAMS’ version of an Open Mic, where any student could perform for an aduience. While Speaker night allowed members of the Columbia community to discuss personal stories about living with MS or someone with the disease. Comedy night consisted of a performance by Buzz Sutherland.
|Sigma Kappa’s banner displayed our Rock It theme.|
The Banner contest, Jail N’ Bail and Rock It performances all counted towards each organizations overall points. Each organization participating in RAMS had to create a banner that showed support for the cause. Each banner was judged and the top three were hung at Rock It finals. Sigma Kappa placed second in the banner competition.
Jail N’ Bail was a way for organizations to raise money for the cause. A member of Sigma Kappa sat inside a ‘jail cell’ in the Student Center until another member could raise a certain amount of money to ‘bail’ them out. Sigma Kappa placed third in the Jail N’ Bail contest.
Finally Rock It consisted of two rounds – prelims and finals – that allowed organizations to choreograph a dance of their choosing. The performances were judged at each round and cuts were made after prelims. Sigma Kappa made it to finals where we placed second out of all the sororities.